Life, Writing

Discarded Myths – What is truth?

discarded-mythsWhat is truth?

Can you answer that question for yourself, or if asked by others?

I so often struggle with the question, for what is truth? Is it based on our feelings, our emotions, our circumstances? The things we can see with our eyes, hear with our ears or smell with our nose? Something we can hold, something we can own?

Or is truth something more?

To paraphrase the Grinch, “… maybe it doesn’t come from a store. Maybe… perhaps… it means a little bit more!”

I believe there is a reality beyond what we can always see. It lies at the intersection of the physical and spiritual worlds, and then sometimes, when the veil is thin we are allowed a glimpse. A glimpse into the truth of reality. For now we must rest in the assurance of myths that hold an element of the truth and the narrow path upon which it lies.

For truth is still truth: whether I, you, we or anyone else chooses to believe it or not.

For now we must listen to the voices of myth. Those myths of a God, a power greater than ourselves, that is what I believe in. Legends of a God who became man and walked among us with only love. He weeps for the lost and the evil in the world but the tales hold the truth in the words they speak. May we each be strong, help one another and stay on the path to the truth, for he and a greater future awaits us, if we dare.

 

 

Writing

Not Afraid to Say It!

Merry Christmas #1It is the end of the first day of December 2014 and I am not afraid to say it or shout it from the rooftops!  Merry Christmas!  I am not against Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings but there is only one holiday this season that makes me happy and that is Christmas!

Photo uploaded to Photobucket by: redwine-n-strawberries

So throughout the month I will randomly post pictures of Christmas and hopefully they will give you a little joy.  Remember, to pause in the midst of the busyness of shopping, cooking, gift-giving, present wrapping, tree hunting, ornament hanging, decorating, singing carols and everything else, to just breathe and give thanks.  There is a reason behind Christmas and I leave you with words of truth from ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ by Dr. Seuss;

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!